Saturday, April 14, 2012
Tigers Offense Goes Cold; Lose 5-1
The Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers today 5-1.
The White Sox didn't attempt to cheat today, so that's a positive for them.
The action started when the Tigers came up for the 2nd inning and had a chance to score, but couldn't get any runs with the bases loaded and 2 outs, after Floyd had walked a batter, and hit two batters. Who ended that threat? Of course, it was Ryan Raburn!
Adam Wilk in his first major league start had a 1-2-3 inning on 7 pitches, but in the bottom of the 2nd inning Alexei Ramirez hit a solo home run to give the White Sox the inital lead and gave up another solo shot to Tyler Flowers in the 5th inning. While Prince Fielder was batting in the 6th inning, a foul ball hit Wilk and he had to be taken to the clubhouse and was done for the game. He pitched well going 5 innings giving up only 2 runs and only threw 62 pitches.
According to Jason Beck Wilk left with a left shoulder contusion, and will be able to make his next scheduled start.
Collin Balester came into the game and gave up another run. A word of advice, Collin: Adam Dunn will chase anything in the dirt, so don't leave a pitch down the middle when a guy is in scoring position.
Of course Leyland would use Daniel Schlereth today, and what did Schlereth do? Of course he gave up a hit, a walk and a run. It's not like the Tigers have Phil Coke who hasn't pitched that much lately. Oh wait...
Atleast Schlereth proved he could strike out Dunn though! Such a rare thing to do.
Schlereth came in for the 8th inning and continued to be awful.
The offense did virtually nothing today, but Austin Jackson had 3 hits and Brennan Boesch had a late home run; it was his first on the season.
The series finale has Rick Porcello taking on Chris Sale.
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